Find Your Place in English
Welcome to the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
from Jenny Spencer, Department Chair:
The English Department is a diverse and welcoming community comprised of 48 faculty members, 6 staff members, 700 undergraduate majors, and 110 MA/Ph.D and 75 MFA candidates. We combine the strengths of a liberal arts college with a major research University: our smaller classes facilitate substantive discussion, frequent writing, active student engagement, and face-to-face contact with research faculty. Both our faculty and graduate students have been recognized as distinguished teachers, writers, and researchers.
Events in Our Community
International Shakespeare: Translation, Adaptation, and Performance
Conference hosted by the UMass Translation Center and the Massachusetts Center for Interdisciplinary Renaissance Studies
March 8-9, 2014
English alums Dana Pungello (2006) and Adam Zinkievich (2008) talk about how they have put their English major skills to work at rewarding non-profit careers.
Thursday, March 13th, from 12:00-2:00, in the Bartlett Cube
Close Encounters: Remapping Discipline Through Genre
2014 English Graduate Organization Conference
March 29, 2014, Bartlett Hall
Department of English
Main Office: 170 Bartlett Hall